Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common condition that affects
approximately 50% of men by the age of 50, 60% of men by the age of 60 and 70%
of men by the age of 70. At Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California,
anti-aging specialist Daniel E. Erdman, MD, is a certified provider and offers
drug-free erectile dysfunction treatment with safe and effective ® therapy. To
learn how can help you regain normal sexual function, please call to speak
personally with Dr. Erdman or schedule an appointment by phone or online
Shockwave Therapy Q & A
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often multifactorial with both physiologic and psychological components.
Good blood flow is essential to achieving and maintaining a firm erection. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol levels often result in diminished blood flow to many parts of the body including the penis. Diminished blood flow is an important underlying cause of ED in many patients.
The brain also plays a major role in arousal. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all contribute to erectile dysfunction.
At Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California, Daniel E. Erdman, MD, offers a variety of conventional as well as more innovative treatment options for ED.
Dr. Erdman would be happy to personally and privately discuss your specific issues and concerns with you and help formulate a treatment plan that is best for you.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy has been used for many years to treat a variety of medical conditions. The specific application of low-intensity shock wave therapy to treat erectile dysfunction is a safe, non-invasive, clinically proven therapy. It uses low-intensity shock waves (similar to sound waves) to increase blood flow to the penis and improve sexual function.
Shockwave therapy works by activating the human body’s own natural restorative healing processes to improve blood flow to the penis and enhance sexual performance. It does this by stimulating the release of growth factors, including VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor), which promotes angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation), resulting in increased blood flow to the penis and improved sexual performance.
Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective drug-free and non-surgical alternative to viagra, which unlike other treatment options, actually addresses the underlying root cause of most cases of ED, which is diminished blood flow.
At Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California, Dr. Erdman utilizes the high-end Zimmer Zwave Q device (one of the first of its kind in the entire state of California) to perform treatments. This device has some advantages over other brands of shock wave therapy machines. Specifically, treatment using the Zimmer device is less uncomfortable than treatment with other devices, allowing the treatment to be performed without the need for the application of numbing cream. Dr. Erdman would be happy to discuss this in detail with you.
To find out if therapy at Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California may be a preferable alternative to drugs or surgery for you, please call to speak personally and privately with Dr. Erdman or schedule an appointment by phone or online today.
What is Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes fibrous scar tissue to develop inside the penis. The condition can appear suddenly or gradually causing curved, painful erections.
Peyronie’s disease results in painful intercourse and can lead to erectile dysfunction. Patients with moderate to severe Peyronie’s disease may require treatment to remove scar tissue and open blood vessels.
Shockwave therapy may be helpful in some patients for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease, by using low-intensity shock waves to break up scar tissue and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels.
How does Therapy work?
Unlike other treatment options, therapy actually addresses the underlying root cause of most cases of ED, which is diminished blood flow.
therapy works by activating the human body’s inherent natural restorative healing processes. It does this by using pulsating energy waves to stimulate the release of growth factors, such as VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) which promotes new blood vessel formation and increased blood flow to the penis, resulting in firmer, stronger erections and improved sexual performance.
therapy uses low-intensity extracorporeal shock waves (similar to sound waves) to activate the human body’s own natural restorative healing processes to promote the release of growth factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which stimulate new blood vessel formation. By addressing the underlying cause of many cases of ED, therapy may reduce or eliminate the need for medications such as Viagra, which may have adverse effects.
treatments can be very helpful in restoring more youthful sexual function in many patients suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), by helping to improve blood flow, promoting the growth of new blood vessels and rejuvenating the erectile tissues.
therapy is also appropriate for patients who are currently functioning adequately but are looking to improve their sexual performance. Treatments with result in stronger, harder, and more sustainable erections.
Benefits of therapy include:
- Firmer, stronger and more long-lasting erections
- Increased sensation
- More spontaneous erections
- therapy is a safe and effective way to address sexual dysfunction and improve your performance.
To learn more about how you may benefit from low-intensity sound wave therapy, please call (408) 964-0843 to speak personally and privately with Dr. Erdman or book an appointment at Prime Time of Life by phone or online today.